Philadelphia Sexual Abuse Attorneys
Our Results Improve the Legal Landscape for Sex Abuse Victims
Sexual abuse by trusted individuals or individuals in a position of power over others, will undoubtedly cause physical and emotional pain to the violated victim, which leaves lifelong emotional scars. Many of the sexual abuse victims we have represented at our law firm required long periods of psychiatric therapy and inpatient hospitalization in mental facilities to help them with the emotional scars that were left after the abuse.
Since 1958, the Pennsylvania sexual abuse lawyers of The Beasley Firm have successfully handled all types of sexual assault cases, including:
- Sexual abuse
- Forced sexual acts
- Unlawful sexual contact cases
We also have an unparalleled track record of success. Our results have not only secured emotional closure and financial security for our clients, but they have set vital precedents for countless sexual abuse cases all over the United States.
Our staff includes a certified rape counselor and sex abuse crisis nurse, as well as seasoned Philadelphia sexual abuse attorneys. Call (215) 866-2424 to set up a free, confidential consultation.
Fighting for the Rights of Sex Abuse Victims
In the Greenberg v. McCabe case, which is profiled in Jim Beasley's biography Courtroom Cowboy, a psychiatrist used a variety of powerful psychoactive drugs to manipulate his patient into engaging in sex during their counseling sessions. In addition to a jury verdict in the patient's favor, the case produced an important court opinion (available on Google Scholar here) that changed how the statute of limitations was applied to sexual abuse victims, and has since been cited by over one-hundred court opinions and scholarly journals.
To date, the experienced medical and legal teams of The Beasley Firm have been awarded over $2 billion dollars on behalf of catastrophically injured victims and their families. Our Philadelphia sexual abuse attorneys have handled some of the highest profile cases in Pennsylvania against:
- Medical providers
- Business owners
- Other sexual predators
The Widespread Sexual Abuse of Children
The scope of the problem cannot be over-stated. Statistics indicate that over 33 percent of all girls and 20 percent of all boys will become victims of sexual abuse by the time they are 18 years old.
Sexual assault may include:
- Forced penetration
- Forced intercourse
- Inappropriate touching
- Forced kissing
Like some of the most severe physical injuries, rape and sexual assault can cause a host of serious and intractable emotional harms, including conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and forms of depression such as feelings of paranoia, helplessness, shame, anxiety, and fear of relationships or intimacy.
Statutes of Limitations for Sexual Assault Cases
If you or a loved one is the victim of a sexual assault crime, note that you only have a limited amount of time to hold the liable party responsible. Victims over the age of 18 at the time of the alleged assault have two years to file a lawsuit against the liable party. Individuals under the age of 18 at the time of their alleged abuse have 12 years after the time they turn 18 to file charges against their offender. Do you have a question about the statute of limitations for your particular case? Reach out to our law firm at once.
Compassionate & Relentless Representation
We know from decades of social science and psychology research that there is no "right way" for sexual assault victims to react. Some immediately go to the police. Some takes years to recognize what has happened. We don't judge or blame survivors who don't follow stereotypes about how rape victims "should" act-we look at each situation individually to understand what happened, how it happened, and how it could have been prevented.
In addition to our experienced trial lawyers, we also have on staff two physicians and three registered nurses, one of whom is a certified rape counselor and sexual abuse crisis nurse. If you or your child has been a victim of sexual abuse, call (215) 866-2424 to speak with leading Philadelphia sexual abuse attorneys.